Wedding Party Olympics

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hm, if I was a bridesmaid, I wouldn’t be thrilled about this.  Forced fun reminiscent of middle school field day…

But, I’m sure there are a ton of ideas online if you google it!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

@abbie017:  +1 I wouldn’t be thrilled either. This kind of stuff was what I dreaded growing up aha. Maybe check Pinterest for ideas? Or you could some challenges that have been on the show ‘Minute to Win it’. I know some people that have had Minute to Win it parties – not my cup of tea, but they seem to love it!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

This kind of sounds like one of the “teambuilding” exercises companies like to do to their employees, and trust me, no one is ever happy with how those turn out.  If you’re really worried about helping people get to know each other, then buy some ‘icebreaker’ type cards and leave them on the tables for dinner. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would be SO IN!I love this idea!

But I’m also REALLY aggressive when it comes to winning, so no one would want to be on my team!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

If asked to do this, I would, out of respect for friendship, but on the inside I would be anxious and dreading my impending humiliation.  If I were made fun of during the course of the proceedings–or even teased gently–I’m not sure that I’d be able to take it in good grace, even though I would try very hard. 

 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would not be impressed.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Meh.  I’d be annoyed.  Personally I don’t care about meeting the wedding party members – they have to stand together for photos for a few minutes.  It’s not like we all need to become friends.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

I was also thinking about doing something like this. I would love to be involved in something like this, so if your bridal party is like me, then do it 🙂
Or maybe if they aren’t, then you could have a get-to-gether still with get to know you games.
I thought it would make everyone more comfortable to do activities with eachother before they walked down the aisle.
You know, so they wouldn’t be strangers.
Fi and I are thinking of doing a scavenger hunt.

Maybe run the idea past your bridal party? Make sure they are cool with it.

Also, youth group games come to mind. Maybe google youth group activities or something.
here is a website i found with a quick google… maybe it’s helpful? 🙂
http://www.thesource4ym.com/games/default.aspx?Search=Outdoor

good luck!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@CharleighT:  Why would you do this? What relationship does this exercise have to the commitment of marriage, which is what your friends are there to celebrate?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think it could be fun! We wanted to do something similar in the summer, but with more of a girls-vs-guys field day and camping at my husband’s aunt’s farm, but there was a death in the family and we ran out of time. I really think it depends on what kind of things your friends are into doing. Ours are, for the most part, up for anything if drinks and treats are involved (which they would have been). However, I agree with the others in that those might not be the most fun activities. Also, it’s definitely not necessary for everyone to have spent time together pre-wedding. That’s how most weddings go, I imagine, and they all turn out just fine.

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